“Having liaised with Public Health England since the positive test was recorded, Billy will now self-isolate for 10 days and therefore miss tomorrow’s Uefa Euro 2020 Group D match against Croatia at Hampden.”
Match play is not considered close contact, and so the rest of the Scotland team are able to play with a negative result.
England’s players and support team all returned negative tests on Sunday.
We can confirm that Billy Gilmour has tested positive for COVID-19.
Having liaised with Public Health England, Bil… https://t.co/S9s6Exy2OC
— Scotland National Team (@Scotland National Team)
Scotland are set to meet Croatia on Tuesday in a crucial clash at Hampden Park.
As it stands, the Scots are currently at the bottom of Group D in fourth place with one point, and Croatia – who also have one point – are only ahead in third place due to goal difference.
So it’s set to be a tense spectacle – especially now one of the Scots best players is out of action.
Fans took to Twitter to share their despair at the news.
Billy Gilmour testing positive before Croatia on Tuesday https://t.co/QrTjgZemn3